Chinese pork spare ribs

  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Takes: 55 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 50ml groundnut oil
  • 400g pork spare ribs
  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 green pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely diced
  • 2tbsp oyster sauce
  • 150ml water
  • For the marinade
  • 2tsp caster sugar
  • 2tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2tbsp dry sherry
  • 1tbsp cornflour

Each serving contains 410 calories, 9g sugar, 26g fat, 7.8g saturates and 1.1g salt.

Method

Whisk together the ingredients for the marinade until smooth and use it to coat the pork spare ribs. Cover and leave to marinade for 30 minutes.

After marinading, heat the groundnut oil in a large wok over a moderate heat until hot. Stir-fry the pork ribs for 1 minute, then remove from the wok and dry on kitchen paper. Add the spring onions, onion, garlic, red chilli and peppers to the wok, stir-frying for 2-3 minutes.

Add the ribs back to the wok, then stir in the oyster sauce and water. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover the wok, and gently simmer the ribs for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and arrange on a long platter. Serve immediately.

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